Global Studies: Business Essentials, BA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
HIST 1103Survey of American History3
or HIST 1483 American History to 1865 (H)
or HIST 1493 American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1483Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A) (or higher excluding MATH 1493))3
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A)3
or STAT 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
or STAT 2053 Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course.
GEOG 1114Physical Geography (LN)4
2 hours designated (N)2
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)7
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan.
At least one Diversity (D) course.
At least one International Dimension (I) course.
College/Departmental Requirements
First Year Seminar
(Transfer students with 15 hours exempt.)1
Arts & Humanities
(See note 2.a.)9
Natural & Mathematical Sciences
(See note 2.b.)3
Foreign Language
(See note 3.)9
Non-Western Studies
At least one course (See note 2.d.)
Upper-Division General Education
6 hours outside major department (See note 2.c.)
Hours Subtotal22
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.50.
GEOG 1113Introduction to Cultural Geography (IS)3
GEOG 1713World Regional Geography (IS)3
GLST 2103Global Perspectives (IS)3
or GEOG 2103 Global Perspectives (IS)
GLST 2002Global Sustainability2
or GEOG 2002 Global Sustainability (N)
GLST 4513Senior Capstone Experience3
Skills Requirement (one of the following or another course at the discretion of the advisor):3
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Field Techniques and Geodata Collection
Spatial Analysis (A)
or a second 2000-level course in ASL, CHIN, GREK, GRMN, JAPN, LATN, RUSS, or SPAN
Regional Study (6 hours, select one from each category):
Western Region (3 hours):3
Exploring North America and Diversity (DS)
Exploring North America and Diversity (DS)
Europe (IS)
Europe (IS)
Latin America (IS)
Latin America (IS)
Australia and the Pacific Realm (IS)
Australia and the Pacific Realm (IS)
Non-Western Region (3 hours):3
Introduction to Central Asia Studies
Introduction to Central Asia Studies (IS)
Russia and Its Neighbors (IS)
Russia and Its Neighbors (IS)
Asia (IS)
Asia (IS)
Africa (IS)
Africa (IS)
The Middle East (IS)
The Middle East (IS)
Additional GEOG/GLST courses (3 hours)3
Thematic courses (12 hours):
Select four courses from one category:12
Culture, the Arts, and Humanities:
Cultural Anthropology (IS)
Peoples of Mesoamerica (IS)
Comparative Cultures (IS)
Art East and West: Biases and Borrowings
The Visual Culture of the Islamic World (HI)
Architecture and Space in East Asia
History of International Film (HI)
Contemporary International Cinema
Cultural Geography (S)
Geographies of New Media (H)
Geography of Travel and Tourism
Geographic Perspectives on American Women's Travel Accounts Then and Now
Special Topics in Global Feminism
African Diaspora History (DH)
Mediterranean World (H)
Israel & Palestine in Modern Times (HI)
Minorities and Diversity in the Middle East (H)
Philosophies of Life (H)
Philosophy and Culture (H)
Philosophy of Religion (H)
Philosophy of Race (DH)
Asian Philosophy (HI)
Indian Philosophy
East Asian Philosophy
Introduction to World Religions (HI)
Religion, Culture and Society
The World of Islam: Cultural Perspectives (HI)
Understanding Global Islam (HI)
Religions and Sects in the Middle East (HI)
Religion, Culture and Society
Gender and the Middle East (IS)
Geopolitics and the Global Economy:
The Economics of Social Issues (S)
International Economic Relations (S)
International Economic Development (IS)
Business Plan Laboratory
Global Issues in Agricultural Biosecurity and Forensics
Global Issues in Agricultural Biosecurity and Forensics
Urban Geography (S)
Political Geography (IS)
Economic Geography (S)
Transportation Geography
International Business (I)
Introduction to International Relations (S)
Introduction to Comparative Politics (IS)
The Soviet Union: History, Society and Culture(IS)
International Law
Russian & Eurasian Politics (I)
African Politics (I)
Latin American Politics (IS)
Asian Politics
Middle Eastern Politics
Terrorism & Counterterrorism
American Foreign Policy
Global Political Economy
International Organization
Social Movements
Sustainability:
Introductory Biology (LN)
Insects and Society (N)
Insects in Global Public Health (N)
Elements of Environmental Science
Digital Tools for Environmental Exploration (LN)
Climatology (N)
Conservation of Natural Resources (S)
Natural Hazards and Society
Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
Environment and Development
Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Historic Preservation
Natural Resource Administration and Policy
Food and the Human Environment (IS)
Environmental Sociology (S)
World Population Problems
Business Essentials:
ACCT 2003Survey of Accounting3
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S)3
MKTG 3213Marketing (S)3
Select three hours from:3
Microeconomic Principles for Business
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
Business Data Science Technologies
Hours Subtotal50
Electives
8 hours of Electives8
May need to include 6 hours upper-division general education outside major department (see note 2.c.) and one additional upper-division hour.
Hours Subtotal8
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • See the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA in all GEOG and GLST courses.
  • Upper-Division Credit: Total hours must include at least 40 hours in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • Hours in One Department: For B.A. and B.S. degrees, no more than 54 hours in one department may be applied to degree requirements.

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  1. General Education Requirements
    No more than two courses (or eight hours) from the major department may be used to meet General Education and College and Departmental Requirements. The General Education required English Composition, required U.S. History, required American Government, one required MATH or STAT course, and required foreign language for B.A. degrees do not count against the two-course maximum.
  2. A&S College/Departmental Requirements
    1. Arts and Humanities are defined as any course carrying an (H) designation or courses from AMST, ART, DANC, ENGL (except ENGL 3323 Technical Writing) HIST, MUSI, PHIL (except PHIL 1313 Logic and Critical Thinking (A), PHIL 3003 Symbolic Logic (A) and PHIL 4003 Mathematical Logic and Computability), REL, TH, and foreign languages.
    2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences are defined as any course from the following prefixes: ASTR, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CS (except CS 4883 Social Issues in Computing), GEOL, MATH, MICR, PBIO, PHYS, and STAT; or courses from other departments that carry an (A) or (N) general education designation.
    3. The required six hours of upper-division General Education may not include courses from the student’s major department. This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student’s degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
    4. Non-Western Studies Requirement for B.A. and B.F.A.; One 3-hour course in Non-Western Studies (N.W.). This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student's degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
    5. The College of Arts & Sciences requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major requirements and a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major-prefix courses applied to the degree.
  3. Foreign Language Proficiency
    1. The foreign language requirement for the B.A. may be satisfied by 9 hours college credit in the same language, which must include 3 hours at the 2000-level, or equivalent proficiency (e.g., passing an advanced standing examination; TOEFL exam; presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates the high school was primarily conducted in a language other than English; etc.). Computer Science courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement. Currently Arabic and Mvskoke are not offered at the 2000-level at OSU.
    2. The foreign language requirement for the B.S., B.M. and B.F.A. may be satisfied by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language (passing grades at second-year level of study). It may also be satisfied by 6 hours college credit in the same language, which must include language courses 1713 and 1813, or equivalent proficiency (e.g., passing an advanced standing examination; TOEFL exam; presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates the high school was primarily conducted in a language other than English; etc.). Computer Science courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
    3. In addition to a. and b., students pursuing teacher certification must meet novice-high foreign language proficiency by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language with no grade below B. Or, students may complete 3 hours college credit in a single language with no grade below C (or pass an advanced standing examination, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, or Oral Proficiency Interview developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, equivalent to 3 hours of college credit.) Or, students may meet the requirement by transfer of documentation of meeting the foreign language competency from one of the teacher education programs in the State of Oklahoma approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
  4. Exclusions
    1. Courses used to satisfy the General Education English Composition, U.S. History, American Government, and Mathematics or Statistics requirements will not count toward the 54-hour maximum allowed from one department.
    2. Courses with ATHL or LEIS prefixes and leisure activity courses may not be used for degree credit.
  5. Teacher Certification
    Students can satisfy the requirements for secondary schools teaching certification while earning a B.A. or B.S. in the College of Arts & Sciences. Those interested should see their Arts and Sciences advisor and the OSU Professional Education Unit in room 325 Willard.

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.

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